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Fraunces' Tavern... Debating the Jay Treaty...
Item # 618401
August 13, 1795
GAZETTE UNITED STATES, New York, August 13, 1795
* Fraunces's Tavern advertisement
* Jay Treaty debated
At the bottom of the front page is an advertisement headed: "Fraunces's Tavern" noting the moving of the business to 59 South Water Street. The ad is signed in type: Samuel Fraunces. See the hyperlink for much more on this very famous tavern.
Page 2 has a very lengthy letter which debates the controversial Jay Treaty (see for beginning), and also includes a letter from John Jay written from London.
The back page has much of a column headed: "Treasury Department...Proposals will be Received...for Building a Light House on the head land of Cape Hatteras on the Coast of North Carolina of the following materials, dimensions, and description..." and what follows is a very lengthy & very detailed description of the construction of the Cape Hatteras lighthouse (see the hyperlink for more).
This city was the capital of the United States at the time, while the District of Columbia was under construction.
Four pages, never bound nor trimmed, period writing in the upper left corner, nice condition.
Category: The 1600's and 1700's